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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

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September 2017

Toddler Art — Session 1

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28  Oct. 5, 12, 19   Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. Session 1- Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28  Oct. 5, 12, 19 Session 2- Oct. 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14  For toddlers (mobile…

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SPIN CLUB: Kids Culinary Club

September 25 @ 3:05 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:05pm on Monday, repeating until October 16, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This class has filled and we can not longer take registrations. If you are still interested in registering your child for this type of class, please call the Bonifas at 786-3833 and we will add your name to the interest list. When this type of class becomes available again, we will give you a call.   INSTRUCTORS: Dave Radloff / Stephanie Ostrenga / Irina Bruno DATES: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16 The Bonifas Arts Center is teaming up…

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Ashtanga Yoga

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 25, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: September 4, 11, 18, 25   Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice…

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Belly Dancing – Beginner Level Session 1

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 25, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Harmon DATES: Session 1 | September 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25   Come have fun, and experience the benefits of learning basic belly dance moves. Jeana Harmon will have you in fluid motion and putting together a routine by the end of six weeks. What is referred to in the West as “belly dancing” is actually raqs sharqi or Dance of the East. Based on movements that come naturally to the female form, it provides a…

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Friday Night Live!

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Tickets will be available in advance at the front desk of the Bonifas, below online, and at the door. Doors will open at 7. Bring your favorite beverage. Snacks will be provided.   Members: $10.00 | Non-Members: $12.00

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October 2017

Ashtanga Yoga

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga…

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Culinary Arts

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 3 of the month, repeating until December 5, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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DATES: October 3, November 7, December 5   The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  This fall we focus on healthy, local, budget - conscious cooking. Local chefs…

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Build Your Personal Brand for Success on Social Media: Social Media Photography & Application

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Michael Hall DATES: Oct. 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m.   We live in the digital world where many (or all) of the family members create and curate the image on social media. From first selfies taken by 7 year olds, through snapchat that your 4th grader is into, to Instagram that your teenager is following, all the way into Facebook for mom and dad – learn how to take best pictures, use the most interesting…

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Pottery with Al Hansen

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Al Hansen DATES: Tuesdays, Oct. 10 and 24   Build a unique piece of pottery from scratch with artist Al Hansen. Learn some great techniques in hand-building and glazing and create your own artistic platter. All pieces are food safe and ready for pick up after the final firing. No clay experience required. Session 1 – Hand building and wheel throwing: slump mold plates with texture Session 2 – Glazing Register by October 3.   Members: $45.00 | Non-Members:…

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The Art of the Bouquet

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2017

One event on December 7, 2017 at 6:30pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Dr. David Gafner DATES: October 12, November 9, December 7   Learn to create harmonious, stylish and unique floral arrangements that are in-tune with the season and look professional. Dr. David Gafner, professional horticulturist, florist with national level experience and a familiar face in the garden section in Menards will guide you through selecting local in-season flowers or plants, arranging them with contemporary style and flare and making sure they last through the holidays or simply make your house…

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2017 Annual Meeting

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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October 19, 2017 at 7 p m.

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Toddler Art — Session 2

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: Oct. 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14   Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. Session 1- Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28  Oct. 5, 12, 19 Session 2- Oct. 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14  For toddlers…

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November 2017

Belly Dancing – Beginner Level Session 2

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 6, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Harmon DATES: Session 2 | Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6   Come have fun, and experience the benefits of learning basic belly dance moves. Jeana Harmon will have you in fluid motion and putting together a routine by the end of six weeks. What is referred to in the West as “belly dancing” is actually raqs sharqi or Dance of the East. Based on movements that come naturally to the female form, it provides a…

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Ashtanga Yoga

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 27, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: November 6, 13, 20, 27   Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice…

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Food Photography

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mike Hall DATES: November 7   The participants will have beautiful food to work with, the chef to guide them through the simple preparation and the photographer instruct on documenting the results. They are then encouraged to post to the variety of social media/share with the Bonifas or to turn their pictures into the wall art. Culinary Arts: Thanksgiving feast with local produce and meats – Chef Robin Holmes   Registration: $8.00 (in addition to culinary class fee)

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Northern Exposure Workshop: Found Object Dilemma

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Found Object Dilemma/ Breaking the Rut: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This is a technical workshop about connecting objects using adhesives, binding, joining and fastening. It will be useful to anyone creating mixed media art from 2D to 3D. Hand out, demo plus time to play. Do you create mixed media sculpture using a personal collectable as focal point? Or do you upcycle found objects providing new meaning? Bring a special object or partially complete constructions if smaller than a…

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Northern Exposure Workshop: How Artists See

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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How Artists See: 1:30 - 4 p.m. Explore the visual cues in nature and our lives; ask how we give them meaning. Expand your visual literacy; the ability to interpret and make meaning with images. Brush up on design basics that inform our capability to create compelling compositions. This is for all levels of artists to challenge and enhance our ability to see. Presentation, handout and a 2-D collage exercise. There will be time to start your own piece or…

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Draw A Pet

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Earle DATES: November 10   The Delta Animal Shelter is coming to Bonifas! Come meet adorable pets – available for adoption – and learn from a renowned book illustrator how to draw animals in pencil/watercolor. This beginning workshop is great for kids and adults alike, a possibility to create a unique picture for the upcoming holidays and may be draw the portraits of your own pets. Michelle Earle is a professional illustrator, with a BA from Parsons school…

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Fun with Poured Paint

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Bill Oman DATES: Nov. 11, Dec. 2   Participants will learn a variety of techniques related to the 'poured paint' technique. This is a type of non-representational painting that is fun to do and the results are often filled with amazing colors and patterns. These methods will be demonstrated by the instructor on a large canvass then the participants will get to play in the paint to see what happens when you swipe the surface with a pallet knife,…

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Clay Ruffled Bowl

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2017 at 10:30am

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: April South Olson DATES: November 18, 10:30 a.m.-Noon and December 2, 10:30–11:30 a.m.   Come play in the mud with me and learn to make a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl. This class is a great start in your exploration with clay. You will learn the basics of clay through the process of slab. Adding surface decoration and glaze will give the bowl your personal style. Let's get muddy!   Members: $45.00 | Non-Members: $48.00

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December 2017

Fun with Poured Paint

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Bill Oman DATES: Dec. 2   Participants will learn a variety of techniques related to the 'poured paint' technique. This is a type of non-representational painting that is fun to do and the results are often filled with amazing colors and patterns. These methods will be demonstrated by the instructor on a large canvass then the participants will get to play in the paint to see what happens when you swipe the surface with a pallet knife, use a…

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Ashtanga Yoga

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: December 4, 11, 18, 25   Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice…

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Feather Carving

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 12, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jim Rutledge DATES: December 5 and 12   Learn to raise and burn feathers using two methods: using the wood burner to create the illusion of layered rows of feathers and then using small hand held rotary grinders to create feather edges. The goal would be that each participant will texture and paint a feather to take home with them. Register by November 28.   Members: $17.00 | Non-Members: $20.00

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Gingerbread House Holiday Workshop

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Eddie Moritz
 DATE: December 9   Join the experts at the Bonifas for our traditional family holiday workshop by creating your own gingerbread house. A great way to enhance your holidays, this wonderful workshop will warm hearts of your entire family as you create lasting memories for many years to come. Adults and children are invited to attend (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult) and this class fills up fast so pre-registration is required to ensure…

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